$1M bond set for mother charged with murder in son's death
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a Cleveland woman charged with murder after telling authorities where her 5-year-old son’s body was buried.
Thirty-four-year-old Larissa Rodriguez appeared Friday in Cleveland Municipal Court. Police say Rodriguez, the mother of nine children, was arrested Monday after police received a tip that she and her boyfriend had buried her developmentally disabled son, Jordan, in their yard.
Police say he died Sept. 22.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t identified the remains found Tuesday or indicated a cause of death. Investigators say the body of an apparent child found during the search had injuries that included broken ribs.
Court records don’t indicate whether Rodriguez has an attorney.
The county has taken custody of four of Rodriguez’s children.